It's as if we were made for each other

It's as if we were made for each other

Editor: Balamohan Shingade and Taarati Taiaroa

Contributors: The Otolith Group, Te Kawehau Hoskins and Alison Jones, Lucy-Mary Mulholland, Mohan J. Dutta, Pallavi Paul and Fiona Amundsen

Publisher: ST PAUL St Publishing

Designer: Kahurangiariki Smith with Balamohan Shingade

Date: 2020

ISBN: 978-0-9941144-5-7

This publication is an outcome of the 2019 Curatorial Symposium. It includes plenary papers, artwork pages, interviews, diagrams and photographic documentation of the event.

The 2019 Curatorial Symposium extends the core concerns of sociability in the exhibition How to Live Together, which is guided by the coupled question: What is the intimacy we must develop to create community? What is the distance we must maintain to retain our solitude?

This year is the eighth in a series of symposia that have been concerned with artistic and curatorial practices as they relate to knowledge production, exhibition-making, and relational commitment. As a transdisciplinary and discursive event, this year’s Curatorial Symposium seeks ways out of a dominant paradigm that renders our sociabilities—our ways of being in relation with each other—alienating, inequitable and extractive. As a discursive event that attends to place-based contexts, this year’s Symposium invites practitioners to explore transdisciplinary ways of activating personal, programmatic and systemic transformation.

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